Love’s Travel Stops to Build Facility in Hampton County
June 30, 2017
Love’s Travel Stops & Country Stores, Inc. will create approximately 60 jobs at a new travel stop to be constructed at Exit 38 on I-95 in Hampton County. The 11,000-square-foot Love’s Travel Stop will include a Hardee’s restaurant and Love’s Truck Tire Care. The company plans to begin construction in fall 2017 and be open by summer 2018.
According to Rick Shuffield, Vice President of Real Estate for Love’s Travel Stops, “Hampton County is an ideal location for Love’s Travel Stops because of its position along Interstate 95. It will provide service along I-95 between our other locations in Dillon, South Carolina, and Richmond Hill, Georgia. The store will be a convenient stop for residents, and with its proximity to other large cities, such as Columbia and Charleston in South Carolina, and Savannah, Georgia, we’ll be able to serve tourists and professional drivers.”
Founded in 1964 and headquartered in Oklahoma City, Love’s Travel Stops & Country Stores has more than 430 locations in 41 states, providing professional truck drivers and motorists with 24-hour access to clean and safe places to purchase gasoline, diesel fuel, compressed natural gas (CNG), travel items, electronics, snacks and more, as well as a wide variety of restaurant offerings.
Love’s Truck Tire Care offers heavy-duty tire care, including TirePass, light mechanical services and roadside assistance.
“Love’s Travel Stops are recognized for their quality, and we are delighted that this nationally recognized company has chosen to invest in Hampton County,” said SouthernCarolina Alliance Chairman Buddy Phillips. “The travel stop facility will create jobs, help our local economy and attract visitors from I-95. This is great news for our area.”
“Hampton County welcomes the new Love’s Travel Stop, which will not only provide fuel, food and services to both travelers and truck drivers, it will also provide approximately 60 jobs here in Hampton County,” said Hampton County Council Chairman Roy Hollingsworth. “Some do not realize how many jobs are created by a business like this, which will include the travel stop, a restaurant and tire care service.”
“The Hampton County Economic Development Commission believes that the new Love’s Travel Stop will be a great addition to our retail and service business community. We appreciate the investment that Love’s, a well-established leader in the industry, is making in our community,” added Bill Hager, Chairman of the Hampton County Economic Development Commission. “The new travel center will help pull travelers from the interstate into Hampton County where they can spend a little money and time stimulating our local economy. What an asset to our community!”
The Love’s Family of Companies, comprised of the retail locations, Musket Corp., Gemini Motor Transport and Trillium CNG, have also become a coveted employment destination, including more than 17,000 employees nationwide. For more information on Love’s Travel Stops, visit their website at: www.loves.com.